ge·​la·​to | \ jə-ˈlä-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce gelato (audio) , je- \
plural gelati\ jə-​ˈlä-​tē How to pronounce gelato (audio) , je-​ \ also gelatos

Definition of gelato

: a soft rich ice cream containing little or no air

Examples of gelato in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bun pieces are used to scoop the gelato, which can also be spread inside like a peanut butter sandwich. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 26 Apr. 2022 Hastings also plans to open Te Amo, a pizzeria and Italian restaurant, as well as a gelato shop, La Coppa. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Apr. 2022 For dessert, pastry chef Hillary Grossman has created a gelato and sorbetto program. Louisa Chu,, 19 Apr. 2021 Was there enough room left for an apple tart, the slices laid out in a fan shape on a circle of pastry and topped with vanilla gelato? Rand Richards Cooper,, 7 Mar. 2022 Sanders & Sons Gelato Tucked away behind the main drag’s arcade, this spot serves true Italian-style gelato in traditional flavors like pistachio and new spins like Valrhona and ancho. Sunset Magazine, 4 Feb. 2022 While no two of the hotels 152 rooms are alike, all charm with overstuffed beds adorned with silk duvets in gelato-bright hues and pastoral linen sheets; bespoke Freschissimo toiletries; and golden chandeliers. Nicole Trilivas, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 Grab a post-snorkel shave ice made with organic fruit from Kula Shave Ice, or try Nicoco's vegan gelato (both dairy and gluten-free), handcrafted with seasonal and local ingredients like durian, pineapple, hibiscus, mango, and more. Sunny Fitzgerald, Travel + Leisure, 15 Feb. 2022 Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have been living their best lives in Italy, making out on a boat, eating gelato while holding hands, and attending fashion shows. Jeva Lange, The Week, 31 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of gelato

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gelato

Italian, literally, frozen

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10 May 2022

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“Gelato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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